Nursing Workforce Research

This page contains a listing of nursing workforce research, studies and findings, including the North Dakota Needs Study.

Click on the tabs below to display more information and reports.

This 66 page report includes trend data analysis, tables, graphs and maps since 2010 with some comparisons to 1990 and projections to 2029.

Report includes Education analysis (students, faculty and clinical sites), Supply analysis (numbers, supply maps, trend data and demographics), Demand analysis (projected employment rankings, job growth and openings, salaries, workplace culture) and Supply and Demand projections through 2029.

The chart book is available to download as a pdf for a $25 donation. Click here to purchase. 

The nursing shortage in North Dakota and across the United States is widely documented. The development of solutions to bridge the recognized workforce-to-employer gap will require a collective partnership of key public and private stakeholders.

In February 2017, a ND Nursing Workforce Shortage Planning Team convened at the request of Governor Doug Burgum to improve ND’s economic climate by developing, retaining, and attracting a skilled workforce. The goal of the team was to develop a comprehensive action plan to assist in meeting the state nurse workforce needs.

See below for links to the draft action plan, updated 2018 supply and demand projections and a slide deck with extensive nursing workforce data.

Governors Nursing Shortage Plan Working Document February 2018

Final Nurse Supply and Demand Projections 2018 Technical Document

Governors-Nursing-Shortage-Task-Force-Slide-Deck-Revised March 2018

The North Dakota Nursing Needs Study, funded by the North Dakota Board of Nursing, was conducted from 2002-2012 and was composed of over 30 publications on nursing education, nursing demand and nursing supply.  We have listed the most recent reports for each data collection project.  Data collection and analysis has continued under the ND Center for Nursing, these reports are also included below. For more information or to obtain earlier reports and/or data collection instruments, email patricia.moulton@ndcenterfornursing.org

Final Nurse Supply and Demand Projections 2018 Technical Document

Governors-Nursing-Shortage-Task-Force-Slide-Deck-Revised March 2018

2013 Supply and Demand Projections Technical Report

2011 Licensed Nurse Supply Analysis

2011 High School Student Survey Results

2010 Health Care Facility Survey Results

2010 Utilization of Technology by Nursing Programs in North Dakota

2009 Nursing Student Survey Results

2008 Nursing Faculty Survey Results